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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Complicación

Complication (kom-plih-KAY-shun)
In medicine, a medical problem that occurs during a disease, or after a procedure or treatment. The complication may be caused by the disease, procedure, or treatment or may be unrelated to them.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.